“In ‘The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age’ Mel Alexenberg defines “postdigital art” as artworks that address the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, biological, cultural, and spiritual systems, between cyberspace and real space, between embodied media and mixed reality in social and physical communication, between high tech and high touch experiences, between visual, haptic, auditory, and kinesthetic media experiences, between virtual and augmented reality, between roots and globalization, between autoethnography and community narrative, and between web-enabled peer-produced wikiart and artworks created with alternative media through participation, interaction, and collaboration in which the role of the artist is redefined.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postdigital
Virtual Virtue – Art with Integrated Text
Unseen Works – A place to park my ideas, some created but unshown, some unexecuted and some still in the development phase
My work focuses on the domestic voice, utilizing the tools/materials of the home/wife/mother often in combination with written word. The experience of consuming each piece requires participation: the audience bends, tilts their head, scans, circles in an interactive dance with the art.
M.A., English/Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Chicago
Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV
Digital Storytelling Festival, KQED, San Francisco, CA
BluLou was created in 1979 when I was working as a doorman at a Blues bar in Chicago. A combination of “Blue Lou” Marini (saxophonist in the SNL/Blues Brothers Band. The group frequented the bar while they were filming “The Blues Brothers” movie) and the great 30’s singer Blue Lu Barker (11/13/1913 – 05/07/1998).
The name became an easy alternate identity, both in the bar, where she was much cooler than the broke college student I really was, and during my stint in the 90s as a blues DJ at public radio station WEFT in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
It was at U of I Champaign that I was introduced to the wonders of the World Wide Web.